The Rising Awareness Journey

Inclusion. Healing. Belonging.

Chief Aim. Vision. Mission. Basic Belief. 

'Kintsugi (golden joinery) is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum, a method similar to the maki-e technique. As a philosophy, it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise. The results often being deemed more beautiful than the original 'unbroken' item."

Our Chief Aim

The Rising Awareness Journey is an international multiethnic collective committed to educating and empowering Corporate, Business, and Institutional Leaders to navigate the difficult and uncomfortable discussions about racism and related social issues.

Our Vision

To actively mend and knit together, like a fractured or broken bone, The Human Race from racism and related social constructs one person and conversation at a time.

Our Mission

To empower our clients with cutting-edge thought leadership, indispensable tools, and unparalleled expertise to facilitate transformative conversations and drive positive change.

Our Basic Belief

"If Inclusion, Healing, and Belonging are deliberately and intentionally practiced by everyone within one’s business, organization, and institution, then one will have genuine inclusion, equity, belonging, diversity, and all other letters following the acronym DEI.” 

The Five “A’s”


The continual “rising” consciousness, awareness and acknowledgment that racism has been and continues to be a part of our worldwide story.


The continued public supportive association with another person or group, specifically with members of a marginalized or mistreated  group.


The continued use of one’s privilege to challenge existing conditions at the risk of their own comfort and well-being.


The vigorous act of campaigning to bring about social change by co-creating relationships to connect first as humans and then heal, conversate, etc. 


The “moral obligation and mandate” to speak up, say something, or do something when you see something that’s not right, fair, or just.

“When you see something that is not right, not fair, not just, you have a moral obligation and mandate to speak up. You have to say something. You have to do something.”

  The Late Honorable U.S. Congressman John Lewis

The Rising 



Core Competencies

Connection Circles 

The Rising Awareness Journey Connection Circle Members will experience each other as a 

The Rising Awareness Journey Connection Circle Members will: 

Understanding the Connection Circle

The Rising Awareness Journey Connection Circles process draws directly from the traditions of the Talking Circle, common among indigenous people of North America. It is an ancient, indigenous tradition that creates space “to solve problems, to support and connect at a deeper level with one another.” Such processes still exist today among indigenous people globally.


The Rising Awareness Journey Connection Circles create space for restorative vs. punitive justice work, i.e, tearing down walls and barriers, deep active and empathetic listening, sharing experiences and stories, building trust, love (agápé), healing and peacebuilding via activism. 

Experience Rising Awareness Bespoke

The Rising Awareness Journey is committed to educating, training, and empowering Corporate, Business, and Institutional Leaders to navigate the difficult and uncomfortable conversations about racism and related social constructs/issues. To empower our clients with non-status quo cutting-edge thought leadership, indispensable tools, and unparalleled expertise to facilitate, drive, and sustain transformative conversations and positive change.


Our bespoke offering is designed to meet the unique needs of each client. We begin with a blank sheet of paper and a fresh approach, taking into account your specific objectives and challenges. Through close collaboration, we gain a deep understanding of your situation and develop a personalized strategy to overcome any obstacles. Leveraging our wealth of experience, we provide you with the resources and tactics necessary to achieve success.


Our coach-sulting service offers expert professional thought leadership and partnership, mentor-coaching, guidance, and support to help you navigate the complexities of navigating the topic of racism and related social constructs/issues in the corporate and business world. We provide in-depth analysis, strategic recommendations, and implementation support to drive positive and sustained change within your organization, institution, and community.


We offer personalized education, supportive supervision, and actionable feed-forward to Professional Trusted Advisors, Corporate, Business, and Institutional Leaders, helping them enhance their "human connection" skills and competencies. Our primary aim is to promote personal development by pinpointing strengths and weaknesses and increasing awareness of the factors that affect performance when working with clients and interacting with others. We place great emphasis on understanding the elements that contribute to how you show up, and we explore solutions to improve your self-confidence and personal agency.

Perry Rhue


Executive Coach-sultant & Professional Thought Partner

Ken Sawyer

Strategic Partner 

Chief Marketing Officer & Professional Thought Partner

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